There’s a Final Fantasy animated movie and anime series on the way
Although Final Fantasy XV won’t be released until September 30, Square Enix is going to make absolutely sure you know the game is coming out. By god, you’ll know that game is on the way.
To ensure this, the publisher/developer has a whole lot of additional Final Fantasy XV content on the way, including an animated movie and an anime series. A new standalone demo, set in the broken dreams of one of the main characters as a child, the demo is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you’re interested, you can check out the bizarre trailer here.
Of the others, the film is arguably the most ambitious project. Kinsglaive: Final Fantasy XV features the voices (and probably facial animations) of Sean Bean, Lena Headey, and Aaron Paul. The story focuses on kingdoms at war, and it has a direct tie-in to the game. You can read more about it below.
(Side bet: $10 says Sean Bean dies in it. Death will always find Sean Bean’s characters, no matter the medium.)
As for the anime series, Brotherhood Final Fantasy will be released online in five episodes, all for free. The first episode is available now (you can watch it below); a firm release schedule hasn’t been announced yet. Read more below.
It will all lead up to the Final Fantasy XV game, which will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on September 30, 2016.
Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV
Delve into the extraordinary friendships between crown prince Noctis and his three comrades, setting the stage for the adventure players will set out upon in the action-packed RPG. The first episode is available now to stream on YouTube. Subsequent episodes will be released before the game’s launch.
Kinsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the hallowed Crystal, but the menacing empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to make it theirs. War has raged between the two for as long as most can remember.
King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to stay the inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.
Before the overwhelming military might of the empire, King Regis can only salvage his kingdom by accepting anultimatum—he must cede all lands outside the crown city, and see his son, Prince Noctis, wed to Lady Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae now captive of Niflheim.
As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom.